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>>> hello and thank you for joining us. i'm andrea roane. j.c. hayward is off today. the morning after the most expensive campaign in history, president obama begins planning his next four years in office. bigad shaban takes a look at challenges awaiting the president. >> reporter: a victorious barack obama heads back to washington to face the same divided congress in his secd term. >> the recognition that we have common hopes and dreams won't end all the gridlock. to solve all our problems. >> reporter: the president swept almost all the battleground states. giving him a decisive victory in the electoral college. but the popular vote was much closer. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. >> reporter: during the president's speech here, he promised to work across party lines. he'll have to, congress remains split. democrats held on to the senate, while republicans kept the majority in the house. president obama hopes to sit down with mitt romney in the coming weeks to meet the difficult challenges ahead. in his concession speech ro
it was the same amount of preparation for the storm, whether it came -- hit us hard or didn't hit us hard. we still had to go through the same steps and organize all the teams. >> one of the staunchest critics of pepco telling 9news now a combination of not bearing the brunts of the storm and better prep work led to a better response, he says that will go a long way to rebuilding goodwill with its customers. >>> still a few of the neighbors without power to the west. bge says that less than 500 outages still exist in our region. potomac edison still has more than 15,000 customers without power in maryland. they are reporting more than 68,000 outages in west virginia. now you can still help the victims of hurricane sandy. just by going to our facebook page. it's so easy. you click the like button on wusa9 for everyone who does, we're going to donate $1 to the american red cross sandy relief fund. >>> 4:32. we are in the final days of campaign 2012 now. president obama picks up a pretty big endorsement from new york city mayor michael bloomberg. he held rallies in wisconsin, nevada, even colora
. better chances east and southeast of us. then for the drive home some rain and wet snow in spots and west of town you will be dry most of the day. in fact most of this nor'easter coming up the coast i think west of 95 not that much moisture. in the 30s now and mid 30s in many areas and low 30s in the mountains to around 40 in d.c.. warm spots are 42. but the radar now low pressure coming up coast here through north carolina and virginia and closer to long island now back to southern jersey and even our neck of the woods. one thing is that isn't reaching the ground yet. temperatures today maybe make the low 40 end zone spots but late this afternoon this evening some minor buildup on the grassy surfaces especially east and northeast of town. in baltimore winter weather advisories have been posted. it is 6:00 a.m. time to check in with monika with timesaver traffic. >>> unfortunately ugly on the northbound side of i-95. but look at all the red behind me, going about 16 miles per hour getting up to triangle and dumfries an accident after route 610 blocks the left side of the road. then beyond
that nor'easter. >> well, it's still giving us wind even though it's essentially off the new england coast, but the winds will die down slowly. let's talk about the scope of the winds. they're not as strong as superstorm sandy but still covers a pretty big area, 29 mile-per-hour wind gusts in boston, 24 mile-per-hour wind gusts here in the downtown area, even down toward hatteras 16 mile-per-hour wind gusts with even gusts over 20 miles per hour in the mountains back into west virginia and extreme southwestern west virginia. closer to home they're dying down slowly. our highest wind gust was 34, down to 24 now in the last hour, 17 mile-per-hour wind gust in both gaithersburg and leesburg and frederick but still a 28 mile-per-hour wind gust in martinsburg. so it's chilly. if you head outside, dress for the 30s. it's 15 downtown, mainly in the 40s in leesburg, 36 in manassas. we'll come back and talk about when the winds will go away and when the temps will go back up. >>> sentencing day today for the man who shot and killed six people and wounded 13 more including former arizona congresswom
there to choose between two popular former governors. to represent the commonwealth in the u.s. senate. and we have seen plenty of lines as people are in the case. two statewide referendums and all their local races. our peggy fox started her day in prince william. she has live from richmond. peggy? >> reporter: well, the mood here is very optimistic. we just had an update from the tim kaine campaign and they are saying that we could see voter turnout levels higher than the '08 levels. we don't know how that's going to go, however, they're saying that they are seeing an electorate that looks like that '08 level. we also know this has been the most expensive senate race in history. we'll see how that plays out. take a look at what one of the stations looked like today in prince william county. beautiful if you don't mind standing in line. >> because it's good everybody is coming out doing their duty. >> reporter: many voting stations like the springwoods precinct in woodbridge -- >> it's exciting. >> reporter: saw jammed parking lots and up to two hour waits. >> i think it's encouraging, i like
beach where the national symphony of cuba was making its first u.s. tour. they're protesting the inprisonment of alan gross. he's serving a 15-year sentence on charges he was trying to undermine the cuban government. gross insists he was only trying to provide internet service to cuba's small jewish community. >>> it's 5:05. time for the latest your money report. >> jessica doyle is here with today's headlines. is it a day off for wall street as well? >> lots of workers today. we're hoping for a better week for wall street. we're coming off one of the worst weeks of the year. it was really terrible for wall street. major averages were down more than 2%. we did see a small rally on friday, though. checking the numbers the dow starts at 12,816 after adding four points. nasdaq added 9. s&p 500 was up by two. tomorrow congress will get to work avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff. that's a series of tax hikes and spending cuts that could cripple the local and national economy in order to reduce the deficit. president barack obama is inviting leaders from the labor and business com
>>> thanks for joining us for the news at noon. i'm mike hydek for jc today. a masked gunman tried to rob five people this morning on jefferson street and continued blocks away from the white house. investigators are pouring over three crime scenes. we have the latest from the crime scene. >> reporter: it happened before dawn. south of dupont circle. on 18th and jefferson. police say five people were robbed. money and cell phones taken. in an area populated with restaurants and bars. people who work the early shift here are surprised. >> it is a lot for the city. but this area is always okay. i mean there is always a lot of police around all the time because of the clubs. i don't know how someone would be bold enough to try to rob anybody at that time in the morning. >> police say they were last seen on 19th and k. before the area was busy this morning. at that time they sent out a tweet looking for several people in a white or silver lincoln. apparently, they were armed. >> at some point, some of the victims were leaving and the suspects were in a vehicle, and one of the suspects
. the elderly, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems. people use it for breakfast and we definitely wanted to get the news to folks this morning. if that's something they plan to have on the breakfast menu. >> all right. >> okay. >> you have more on your menu. what do you have for us in the next 30 minutes? >> couch to 5k. you know, it's my big day. i'm running my event today. this evening. hopefully weather looks nice. howard says -- >> no excuses. >> you know -- come a long way and we'll talk about the challenges and the hurdles. i have a great guest, you guys are joining us. it's going to be glowtastic in 30 minutes. >> right there isn't it? thanks jess. >>> well, superstorm sandy may be gone but it is still making a major impact in the northeast. especially at the gas stations. that story coming up. >> but a group of navy s.e.a.l. team 6 members are punished for their work with makers of a video game. >> and a single goal in the closing minutes of dc united move to the next round of the postseason. keep it right here, we'll be back. >>> it is 5:09 on this friday morni
cross, sandy relief fund, for every one of you who "like" us on facebook. it's a quick simple way you can help out. just click on like and we'll send a buck. keep it here with 9news now. >>> welcome back. southbound 95 or northbound 95, you have initially got delays as you leave the occoquan river through woodbridge and then again from lorton up to springfield. at least the lanes are open from 395 where it's beginning to bunch up as well from duke street to seminary road. back to you howard. >>> thanks. you know you want to start your day off right with a heart healthy breakfast. it's really very critical to what you do. the chef is from sedexo and we're here because the heart walk is coming up a week if saturday. and chef wean what. the new supergrain here? >> it's full of ame know acids and proteins. ecuador. >> i've heard of it here in the last couple of years but this is something you can get in any store here. >> readily in most grocery stores. >> we have the heart healthy cupcakes you're making? >> these are little muffins and we're taking the quinoa which cooks like rice. one t
. >> and now finally the voting by us and our neighbors to choose a president. >>> this is 9 news now. good evening on this election neat. what seems like the longness next is all but done. it really looks like president obama is going for a second term. here is a look at the vote so far. 50% of mitt romney, 48% for the president. and now to the electoral vote, 272 to win, mitt romney with 187 an obama with 148. but again, some key swing states seem to be going to the presidents direction. >> and we should note we saw both president obama and mitt romney campaigning quite a bit in virginia and that is because it is a battleground. they have 13 votes up for grabs and they are both trying to get the voters support. tonight, peggy fox and andrea yeah richmond are out there. first to peggy. >> reporter: well, first of all, if you have been watching you saw governor george allen con seed to tim kaine. so excitement, joy here at the democratic head quarters but not too much because we are waiting for the results to come in and home that obama can pull it there. think is the democratic chair of t
. but hey. voters proved me wrong. >> yep. >> they did. >> ha will the of us thought that going into last night. and thankfully i was thankful that we got up and we had a decision and didn't have to do this like we did in 2000. kristin we'll see you. >> president obama already reached 270 votes before he finally was declared the winner in virginia. >> and part of the reason the vote counting took so long in virginia is because the lines were huge. at one polling spot in dumfries, voters waited up to four hours, that's pretty cool. and only had six voting machines. that's probably one of the reasons why. wow. >>> voting for 20 years and never missed an selection. and wasn't going to miss this one just because some bureaucrat screwed up. >> this is the longest line that i've ever seen. >> i think more than a few people shared that sentiment. some people left without voting but most people we spoke to stuck it out and cast their ballot and they said it was worth it. >>> well, however, that big virginia turnout did not lead to a very long night for the senate candidates. >> two form ergo fors
using federal satellites. will they still be able to spend what they need? >> satellite controls navigation. that system won't be put in place. >> reporter: we could see the slowdowns at some airports. >> the faa will need to take some controllers out of the towers. they will be selective about how they do that and they said that they would not cut back on the major towers. >> reporter: fuller says everybody will be incon convenienced, but worse? >> just about everybody will see their taxes go up. >> reporter: people that work will see their payroll taxes go up and people that itemized won't be able to deduct child care expenses because congress has not continued those reductions. small businesses will lose money because of changes in the inheritance tax. >> we basically lose the gain that we have made and achieved over the last three years. we lose most of the jobs that have been added and we are back to the deficit of the reduction again. >> reporter: when people have less money to spend or have lost their jobs. they don't go out to eat or get their nails done anymore and all t
schools and our ability to be able to work with those children. promoting interaction with employees, us not being the teachers -- the teachers not being able to work with the children in traditional ways. >> reporter: back on the state level the virginia governor mcdonnell is asking department heads to plan for the 4% cuts but it appears to be on the tinnientsy plan -- contingency planning. gary nurenberg, 9news now. >>> the number of people in syria who need humanitarian aid could increase from 2.5 million to 4 million by next year. a report from the united nations' humanitarian office also says if the fighting continues at its current rate, the number of refugees leaving syria would go from 400,000 to 700,000 just in few months by early -- in a few months by early 2013. the fighting appears to be getting worse every week. >>> the pentagon says iranian fighter jets shot at but missed is u.s. drone that was flying surveillance mission off the iranian coast. the u.s. says that drone was over international waters when it was targeted. penalty gone spokesperson says iran was intentionally
in the u.s. this covers certain models of the prius and corolla due to problems with the steering mechanism and the hybrid system water pumps. this is toyota's second multimillion car recall in two months. >>> you may pay more for that morning cup of joe in the future thanks to climate change. coffee prices are already the highest they've been in 30 years because of the combination of high demand and poor harvest. now a new study from scientists in london and ethiopia finds a group of coffee beans could be extinct by 2018. the coffee grown on most plantations comes from a limited genetic stock. they do not have the ability to shift to rapid changing climates. >> thankfully 80 years from now or 2080 is a long time. >> we have been having all these massive problems with crops so we're already starting to feel some of it. >> the prices are already high. >> 30-year high. >> what are you doing in the next half hour? >> i'm going to be your secret santa over the next couple of weeks. ail be hunting out some deals for you and bringing you secret shopping strategies. >> i like that. thank you, jess
't on land. it's also on the water. the d.c. fire department boat rescue fleet just isn't what it used to be. this is the john glenn. it is the biggest boat in that fleet. the department still uses it to patrol but given all the potential threats to homeland security, there are questions about just how effective this boat could be. that's because it's out there on the water but the communication system is broken. the radio can't transmit a distress call. also the coast guard documentation has expired. >> part of the communication system doesn't work. it appears the certification for the boat that should have been applied for back in august, the date was missed. >> reporter: so the question now whether to apply for grants to repair the boat. those repairs will cost about $700,000. the other option is to lobby capitol hill and to see if they can get some money to buy a new state of the art boat. there are a couple of options. we have to figure out and wait to see what comes of this. as you mentioned earlier, there are potential discussions of cutting the number of medics during the overnight h
't, you've got us. >> that's right. over and over again. >> we love the weather. as mike said so much. we are doing it again. here's howard bernstein with more on the forecast. we're having technical glitches. >> but you were talking about it earlier. got lucky. it's early in the season this nor'easter we've had snow early. the veterans' day snowstorm 20 years ago you remember. >> yes. someone ran into my car. yes. >> well, so. >> yeah. >> all right. >> okay. we've got video and as mike said earlier, thousands of flights were canceled in advance of the storm. kristin fisher is at national airport with more on what you can expect this morning. kristin, it's good to see and hear you. >> reporter: hello. good morning everyone. well, you know, the impacts from this nor'easter can really be felt here at reagan. simply when you look at the departures board and the sheer number of flights that have been canceled across the northeast. overnight almost every flight to and from new york and new jersey was canceled. about 1200 flights in total and i tell you what the travel wasn't any better by trai
yesterday. and that is where our own matt jablo joins us live with details. >> reporter: as you can see behind me, police are on the scene gathering evidence. the search for the suspect intensifies. it was broad daylight, right around noon when police say that a man broke into a rear window at this well kept home in the 3500 block of mckinley street. >> as far as i'm concerned. >> when the suspect came up upon the home's 81-year-old owner, he assaulted her. >> i think she will be ultimately fined. >> stole some unidentified items from the house and took off. >> this is concerning to you? >> yes. >> joe says for the most part it's a good neighborhood. there has been a rash of robberies here recently. >> we have a lot of burglaries that we don't have many assaults. but they have been picking up just a little bit over the past few years. you're asked to call crime stoppers at 1-866-had 11-tips. our callers will remain aonian mouse. >>> the next piece of the news out in that neighborhood is that someone has been busted. thank you so much, matt. it started today at the state of the universit
reeling from superstorm sandy and they're getting hit by that nor'easter tonight. theresa garcia joins us live from rockaway beach, new york. >> reporter: good evening, anita, and what you see now is snow and plenty of it. behind me the waves of the atlantic ocean, some of those waves are breaking at 8 to 10 feet and all along the new york and new jersey coastlines forecasters are saying the storm surge is expected to be around 3 feet. so couple both those together and you've got a big concern for coastal flooding. this nor easter is pretty typical this time of year, but what makes the big difference is how vulnerable this area is after superstorm sandy. snow started to fall at the top of the empire state building as the nor'easter blew into new york this afternoon. residents of a new jersey store neighborhood were evacuated aboard school buses as the storm damaged coast prepared for rain, snow, possible flooding and wind gusts over 50 miles per hour. >> i'm waiting for the locusts and pestilence next. >> reporter: new jersey governor chris christie thanks first responder. inland towns
. hello everybody, i'm bruce johnson. thanks for joining us. at arlington national ceremony, president barack obama paid tribute to the nation service members on this veteran's day. the president laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown, intended to show every service member. and he urged americans to welcome back soldiers who are returning home. >> over the next few years more than a million service members will transition back into civilian life. they will take off their uniforms and take on a new and lasting role. they will be veterans. as they come home, it falls to us. they are fellow citizens, to be there for them. >> the president also noted that this is the first veteran's day in a decade with no american troops fighting in iraq. >>> the vietnam veteran's memorial continues to be one of the areas most visited sight. today is no exception as surae chinn talks to those who gathered at the wall. >> i see them twice a year for memorial day and veteran's day. >> the walk moves people none like no other. antonio biaz has come to honor his fallen comrade. >> for all those who are no l
at this difficult time. holly petraeus is the assistant director of the u.s. consumer and financial protection agency and has built a reputation fighting for the rights of military families. >> outside the gates of military installations there's usually a strip out there with the buy here, pay here car dealers, the check cashing, the payday loans, the pawn shops. always for them to basically cut into their paycheck by taking out debt to buy things. >> reporter: her work has been to protect those families. >> i realize some of what you're going through. >> reporter: under a national spotlight it is her own family in need of help and protection. she knows of military honor. she was the daughter of the commadant at west point where she met petraeus. >> what more can you tell us about the reputation of david petraeus and why did he have to quit, gary? >> reporter: a couple things. this is a man who literally rewrote the book on how the military deals with counter insurgency. he changed the strategy in iraq and turned that war around, largely responsible for the surge in afghanistan that arguab
, economy and they see through the smoke and mirrors. it's a tactic that's been used year after year and women are smarter than that. >> reporter: i mow you're excited regardless of the results tonight, you get to go home and sleep in your own bed. thanks for being with us. >> thank you. >> reporter: we will be reporting to you throughout tonight. >> andrea mccarron, thank you for that. virginia the big battle ground in our area but now we move on to maryland where voters are weighing in on major iues. bruce leshan, we're talking expanded gaming here. >> reporter: no kidding. we saw all the an ads in the presidential race and it seems if you're washington washington d.c. tv, there are just as many ads about expanding gaming. you see the big vote for question 7 behind me, the big sign, and supporters are hoping to hold a big victory party here at national harbor tonight. this is where they want to build a $800 million destination resort casino, but first they have to get the nod from voters to build both maryland sz sixth casino and to allow table games at slots palses across -- pa
oxford economics certainly thinks this is the case. new forecast predicts the u.s. is on the brink of a so-called economic renaissance with growth speeding up to more than 3% a year starting late next year. the key contributors could include an increase in u.s. exports, a boom in domestic energy production and housing prices finally bouncing back. this makes me happy. i hope this happens. please, please let this be the case. >>> and lots of companies have a use it or lose it policy with vacation time. plenty of us aren't taking advantage of the time we're given a new survey shows. according to the traffic service expedia the average american gets 12 vacation days and only use ten of them. the biggest reasons cited for wasting the opportunity are scheduling conflicts and hoping the days get rolled over which at a lot of the time they don't. >> but you know the policy. >> people you're leaving money on the table. >> it's good for your brain to get a little break. give us a little break in the next 30 minutes hopefully? >>> you know we're looking at the fiscal cliff but we're looking
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